The largest shiplift system in the world began operation with the commissioning of the Syncrolift owned by Astilleros Canarios, S.A., at Las Palmas, Canary Islands. With a platform 171.6 meters long by 30 meters wide, the Syncrolift can lift vessels up to 25,000 deadweight tons. The shipyard at Las Palmas has the capacity of handling 7 large vessels or 14 smaller vessels simultaneously on shore, while still having the Syncrolift platform available for docking vessels for emergency repairs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Amundsen Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 39092
    Washington, DC  United States  20016
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • American Seaport
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Amundsen Publications, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM